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2014 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Virginia Bar Exam Lunches & Post-Bar Reception for Alumni
Tuesday, July 29 & Wednesday, July 30
Roanoke Civic Center, Roanoke, Virginia
The law school will provide two days of lunches and a post-bar reception during the July Virginia Bar Exam. All of these offerings are free. On both days of the exam a lunch buffet will be provided on the Mezzanine Level of the Roanoke Civic Center for Mason Law graduates taking the exam. On July 30th, at approximately 4:30 pm immediately after the multi-state portion of the exam, the law school will host a cocktail reception for all alumni and their guests on the Mezzanine Level of the Roanoke Civic Center. Whether you are taking the bar exam or not, please feel free to join us at the reception.
If you are interested in all or some of these offerings, please RSVP online on or before July 23rd.
Alumni Weekend - Landmark Class Reunions
September 20, 2014
School of Law – Hazel Hall Atrium
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Come out for Alumni Weekend and join the School of Law for an evening with your classmates. All alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend. Those celebrating their landmark reunion years, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004 and 2009, are special guests for this year’s Alumni Weekend. Reserve your tickets online by September 12th for $25. Tickets purchased after September 12th are $35. The reception will offer a full bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres.
There are many other events happening at the Fairfax campus for the weekend and all alumni are welcome to attend any of these events. Check out the entire Alumni Weekend schedule online.
Intellectual Property Law Society Alumni Reception
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
School of Law – Atrium
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Alumni Services is hosting the reception with IPLS to gather alumni practicing intellectual property law and current members of the Intellectual Property Law Society. IPLS will inaugurate its Outstanding Intellectual Property Law Alumnus award that evening. The award recognizes an alumnus who has advanced and promotes the field of intellectual property law. The current IPLS Executive Board is soliciting nominations from alumni about fellow successful Mason Law alumni who they believe are deserving of this award. From those nominations, the Executive Board will choose a recipient and honor the inaugural winner at the reception. If you want to nominate a Mason Law alumnus, please send an e-mail to Matt Smith, IPLS President at MSmith53@GMU.edu. Please include the person's name, resume or link to their biography, and a couple of sentences detailing why the alumnus deserves of this award.
Whether patent, trademark, or copyright law is your focus, please join us. Meet your colleagues and find out what is happening at the law school today. RSVP online today.
Crossroads of Legal Ethics and Stress
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
School of Law – Hazel Hall 225
9:00 – 11:00 a.m., registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.
Stress in life and the legal profession are often unavoidable. Learning to understand the physiology of stress and coping mechanisms that are compatible with a healthy and balanced lifestyle can increase one’s resiliency and prevent depression and alcohol abuse. This workshop encourages attorney to take a look at the unique stresses of the legal profession and the possible impacts of unmanaged stress on their life, family, and career. This workshop also provides attorneys with an introduction and overview of stress, stress management techniques, and resources for help. The program is presented live and approved for 2 ethics credits by the Virginia State Bar. Reserve your seat and pay online. Mason Law alumni can register for $60, the non-alumni fee is $90.
Courtroom Survival Guide – Live Program from Virginia CLE
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
School of Law – Founders Hall 126
Trial practice is about far more than the “X’s and O’s” of statutory law, rules of court, and judicial decisions. It is complex, multi-disciplinary, emotionally charged work far different from the simpler days of our trial advocacy classes or our moot court experiences. Trial practice involves blending the legal and social knowledge we have accumulated over time with the critical element of persuasiveness, a quality that must be a part of any successful courtroom attorney’s repertoire. A jury won’t do your work for you. You must personally bring them to the place you want them to go. To do so you must be able to:
- Persuade jurors to draw reasonable inferences in your favor
- Persuade the court to admit your evidence so the jury can consider it
- Persuade the jury that it is you they should listen to and that your client should prevail
Get complete program details and register online with Virginia CLE for this 3-credit program. George Mason Law alumni attending the live program on campus will pay $74.50, a special 50% discount when entering the discount code GMU.
15th Annual Costello Ethics Update
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., registration and continental breakfast begin at 9:00 a.m.
School of Law – Hazel Hall
Plan to attend the annual ethics update, established by Professor Emeritus Jack Costello. Ryan Brown (’07), founder of the Arlington Law Group will present the program. The cost of the program is $60 for Mason Law alumni and $90 for non-alumni. Course materials and a continental breakfast will be provided. The program will be submitted for approval of 2.0 CLE ethics credit hours from the Virginia State Bar.
WAYS TO BE INVOLVED:
Law Student and Graduate Hiring Program
Looking for temporary or permanent legal help (paid or unpaid)? Then consider using the free services of the the law school's Career Services Office to attract law students or graduates. Our career development staff will work with you to advertise your needs and can oversee resume collection and interview scheduling. For further information on participating in this program, contact the Career, Academic and Alumni Services Office at 703-993-8020.
Founders Hall Garage: Visitor parking is now open. The rates are set at the prevailing rates for all University visitor garages. Currently the rates are $3/hour with a daily maximum of $14 Monday-Friday. After 5 pm on Fridays and all day on Saturday and Sunday, there is a flat daily rate of $7. Payment methods accepted: cash, coin, Visa/Mastercard, and Founders Hall validations.
GMU Metropolitan Building (3434 Washington Blvd): Visitor parking is allowed only with advance permission from Parking Services at all times. Parking is prohibited without a permit in the GMU leased spaces, and the hourly rates apply only to customers of the retail businesses in the building.
Metered parking is available on the streets around the law school and at the Truland Building (3330 Washington Blvd) on the surface level (located off Kirkwood Road).